Scientific Project Manager

Laurent-Philippe Albou

Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Data Science, Semantics & FAIR

“We are here to foster collective knowledge and drive therapeutic and technological innovations to serve patient needs. Institut Roche is the unique partner to connect and leverage the research done every day in academia, clinics and hospitals.”

Your role at Institut Roche and brief presentation of your professional background:

I joined Institut Roche in 2021 as a Scientific Project Manager. My role is to detect game changing innovations in data, data structuration, data analysis and collaborative platforms and bring them to practice at Roche and with our partners. We are always on the lookout for new data types and longitudinal multimodal multi-cohorts analysis methodologies.

Semantics, proper data models and knowledge graphs are also of the utmost importance to enable advanced search and mine critical insights. Our goal is to enable the reuse of assets across Roche, from pre-clinical to clinical and RWE to guide novel strategies in drug developments.

A bioinformatician by training (Ph.D. from Université de Strasbourg, France), I have worked in academia (IGBMC, France; Berkeley, USA), biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Passionate about new technologies, I hold patents and help in the design of innovative solutions as a certified AWS Cloud Solution Architect.

My Focus at Institut Roche:

My efforts at Institut Roche are directed towards the fields of Bioinformatics, Data Science, Semantics & FAIR.

  1. Community-Driven Open Science with Artificial Intelligence: A Transformative Research Framework, Roche White Paper, 2023.
  2. Harmonizing model organism data in the Alliance of Genome Resources, Genetics 2022.
  3. PANTHER: making genome-scale phylogenetic accessible to all, Protein Science 2022.
  4. Reactome and the Gene Ontology: digital convergence of data resources, Bioinformatics 2021.
  5. The Gene Ontology Resource: enriching a GOld mine, Nucleic Acid Research, 2020.
  6. Panther version 16: revised family classification, tree-based classification tool, enhancer regions and extensive API, Nucleic Acid Research 2020.
  7. The Alliance of Genome Resources Portal: unified model organism research platform, Nucleic Acid Research 2020.
  8. Gene Ontology Causal Activity Modeling (GO-CAM) moves beyond annotations to structured descriptions of biological functions and systems, Nature Genetics 2019.
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